Plans are well underway to turn Boston into the world’s center of philately for eight days in 2026, as the twelfth international philatelic exhibition of the United States gathers at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center (BCEC). To be held during Memorial Day week (May 23–30, 2026) in the Seaport section of the city, Boston 2026 World Expo will be a significant part of the country’s 250th anniversary festivities.

In a 352,000 square foot contiguous exhibition area, Boston 2026 will be hosting a large dealer bourse, as well as a sizable postal administration bourse, and society presence. There will be a competitive exhibition of approximately 3,500 frames, plus other special/court of honor exhibits, as well as a large literature competition.

We plan on hosting hundreds of meetings and will provide 40 meeting rooms of various sizes for this purpose. A large opening ceremony and closing awards dinner will be staged using the BCEC’s banquet room facilities. Travelers from out of town will appreciate that both Boston’s Logan Airport and Amtrak’s South Station are less than 15 minutes away from the BCEC, and that all show hotels will be within walking distance.

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Boston 2026 Update to CCNY

Kelleher Commits to Boston 2026

David Coogle, co-chairman of Daniel F Kelleher Auctions, has confirmed the firm’s participation in Boston 2026 by reserving the first top-end Super Booth (i.e., 20’x30’ A+ booth nearest the show’s entrance).

Based in Danbury, Connecticut, the company was founded in 1885 in Boston by its namesake, today making it America’s oldest philatelic auction house. Their quarterly public auction sales include Club, Flagship and Collection sales, conducting a public auction each month. With additional single-owner sales, they offer bidders the opportunity to own US and Worldwide items from entry level to rarities. Weekly internet auctions provide material of interest to intermediate and more casual collectors.

To date, three-quarters of the show’s Super Booths and Half-Super Booths have been reserved. However, most size configurations still remain available on the show floor. Potential dealers are asked to immediately email Bourse Chair Mark Reasoner at Mark.Reasoner@Boston2026.org for the latest information.

Siegel Auction Donation

Yamil Kouri, president of Boston 2026, is pleased to announce the first donation to Boston 2026 World Expo by an auction house. Robert A. Siegel Auction Galleries, Inc. of New York City, and its President, Scott R. Trepel, have pledged a donation of $10,000 to the Boston 2026 show fund. Robert A. Siegel Auction Galleries will also take a large dealer booth (#125) on the Boston 2026 show floor.

Scott Trepel has been the president of Robert A. Siegel Auction Galleries since 1992. At the Great American Stamp Show 2021 he was presented the John Walter Scott Dealer Award by the American Philatelic Society. He is also a past member of the Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum Advisory Council.

Yamil and Scott will also be exploring joint marketing and sponsorship opportunities. Go to News to learn more.

USSS Society Sponsor

The United States Stamp Society (USSS) has been named a Boston 2026 Society Sponsor following the announcement of their $25,000 donation to the show. The Boston 2026 Organizing Committee thanks the USSS for their tremendous generosity. Go to News to learn more.

China Stamp Society Donation

Boston 2026 is pleased to announce The China Stamp Society’s participation in the show following the announcement of their $12,500 donation. The CSS plans on holding its annual convention and additional seminars for those interested in philately of the region, according to H. James Maxwell, show liaison and editor of the group’s award winning bi-monthly publication, The China Clipper. The Boston 2026 Organizing Committee thanks the CSS for their generosity. Go to News to learn more.

American Air Mail Society Donation

Boston 2026 is pleased to announce the American Air Mail Society’s participation in the show following the announcement of their $10,000 donation. The AAMS plans on holding their 2026 annual convention at the show. The Boston 2026 Organizing Committee thanks the AAMS for their generosity. Go to News to learn more.

Collectors Club of Chicago Donation

Boston 2026 is pleased to announce The Collectors Club of Chicago’s participation in the show following receipt of their $5,000 donation.  Founded in 1928, the CCC is perhaps best known today for their very active program of publishing original philatelic research.  Most recently this has included Under Three Flags, the Postal History of the Spanish-Cuban / American War (1895 – 1898) by Boston 2026 President Dr. Yamil Kouri.  The Boston 2026 Organizing Committee thanks the CCC for their generosity. Go to News to learn more.

Live Auctions at Boston 2026

Schuyler Rumsey Philatelic Auctions of San Francisco has become the first auction house to confirm their staging of live auctions at Boston 2026.  Each of the show’s eight days offers auction firms the opportunity to host an exclusive live auction.  Schuyler Rumsey has chosen Tuesday, May 26 and Wednesday, May 27, 2026 for their events.  Start gathering your consignments!

Show Label #2 Now Available

Boston 2026’s second collectible label is now available for order. This second-in-a-series patriotic-themed promotional label was created by award-winning stamp designer Chris Calle, whose artwork was used on the first label and will continue yearly up until show time. Each sheetlet contains nine water-activated labels of the same design and were printed by The Portland Stamp Company.

To facilitate collector demand, one unsigned sheet may be ordered per person, free of charge, plus postage and handling. Postage and handling charges are $5 to USA addresses and $10 to international addresses (including Canada). Single signed sheets can be ordered for a $10 donation, plus the aforementioned P&H.

Mail orders can be sent to:

Boston 2026 World Stamp Show, Inc.
PO Box 904 
Sudbury, MA 01776

Make USD checks payable to Boston 2026 World Stamp Show, Inc.

Graham Beck Joins Advisory Board

Boston 2026 World Expo is pleased to announce that Graham Beck has joined the exhibition’s Advisory Board. Graham is a YouTube superstar with nearly 29,000 subscribers watching his engaging videos covering the many facets of the hobby from a fresh and entertaining perspective.

Graham’s Exploring Stamps YouTube channel has been online since 2016 with videos on a variety of subjects, numbering 127 to date.  They are a combination of “how-to” and country/stamp related topics that investigate their origins and history ranging from a minute to over an hour in length.  All demonstrate the fascination that stamp collecting brings to young and old alike.

Boston 2026 at Other Shows

Representatives from Boston 2026 will be at the following shows:

Great American Stamp Show 2023 (Cleveland): August 10-13, 2023

Yamil Kouri (President), Mark Butterline (Exec Director), Mark Reasoner (Bourse Chair)

INDYPEX (Noblesville, IN): October 6-8, 2023

Mark Reasoner (Bourse Chair)

WALPEX (Boxborough, MA): October 28-29,2023

Mark Butterline (Exec Director), Lawrence Norris (Frames Chair)

CHICAGOPEX (Itasca, IL): November 17-19, 2023

Mark Reasoner (Bourse Chair)

Thailand 2023 (Bangkok): November 27-December 2

Chris Lazaroff (USPS Liaison)

EuroPhilEx Birmingham 2025 (Birmingham, England): May 8-11

Mark Butterline (Executive Director)

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